The third heat of the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals saw the contest up the ante, adding a fifth DJ to the round. Held in the bowels of Lo Pan’s lair a la Big Trouble in Little China aka the Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver, the competition get even more fierce than the previous two days.
Opening up the night was the UK representative DJ Big Al, who came out swinging jumping genre to genre and rounding the bases of dance hall, hip hop, and even some indie flavor. Setting the tone of his set with the original horn line from Kanye’s ‘Touch the Sky’ he brought a decidedly energetic flavor to the initial proceedings.
Second up to the bat was Japan’s DJ 8-Man, playing to the …
URBhd presents the first of many video-centric features that will involve all conceivable characters of bass music and culture. Of course, URB had to start it off with a bang, provided by the lovely Mary Anne Hobbs. In this video, Mary Anne goes all about New York City whilst talking about the relationship between NYC and U.K. bass, her Sonar 2010 stage lineup, and indulging herself on a genuine slice of New York gold. We then go on to the nightcap at Mary Ann’s, where the topic turns to dubstep’s past, present and future. With an appearance from Dub War resident Dave Q (and some fantastic margaritas), the chatter ascends towards the interpretation (or misinterpretation) of what dubstep’s current sound is to the world. We end off the brisk night with some recommendations from the BBC Radio 1 DJ, ranging from deep and dark to experimental and engaging.
As we had hoped, someone grabbed the full five hour stream from the final night of Optimo (Espacio) and is now circulating the MP3 across your prefered file transfer services. We caught the last hour of the legendary night streaming live on Sunday, which included everything from Sparks to Madonna to